Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Octavo. The Life of John Marshall. Frontiersman, soldier, lawmaker, 1755 - 1788. Portrait illustrations throughout. Bound in three quarter red morocco between cloth boards, gilt motif to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Cassell and Company, 1948. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Second World War, by Winston Spencer Churchill. Illustrated with maps and diagrams. Bound by Sotheran in full red morocco, single gilt rule to boards and spine, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges gilt, leather turn-ins.
No Publisher, No Date. Full leather. Thrity-two volumes. Octavo. The Writings James Fenimore Cooper. Limited to three copies which this is copy number 2.Illustrated with steel engravings by Felix Octavius Carr Darley one black and white and others coloured engravings throughout set to frontispiece and tissue guard. Titles include The Spy, The Two Admirals, The Pioneer, The Deerslayer, Last of the Mohicans, Homeward Bound, Sea Lions, Red Rover, Redskins, etc.Bound by the Adams Bindery in full brown polished autumn leaf levant, elaborate gilt three stem sunflower and leaf decorations to spine, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, boards gilt motif of wide spray foilage to lower corners, inner covers floral decorations with a central green morocco, green cloth endpaper. A Handsome set.The writings of James Fenimore Cooper, which this collection is privately printed with only three set of existence with no publisher and date.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1902. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick quartos, The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Translated from the Spanish by P.A. Motteux. The Edition-De-Luxe with plates in three states is limited to one hundred and thirty copies which this is number 104. Bound in three quarter wine marocco over marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
London and New York: M. Walter Dunne, 1903. Leather_bound. Seventeen volumes. Octavo. The Life Works of Henri Renè Guy De Maupassant. Embracing romance, travel, comedy and verse and complete in English, with a critical preface by Paul Bourget and a introduction by Robert Arnot, illustrated from original drawings by eminent French and American Artist. The Bourget Edition of the works of Guy De Maupassant there have been printed seven-hundred fifty copies sets which this is number 431 and signed by the managing editor Robert Arnot. Illustrated frontispiece some coloured with title tissue guard.Bound handsomely in three quarter green morocco (spine faded to light brown), mabled boards, gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled green endpapers.
New York: The Tandy-Thomas Company, 1909. Leather_bound. twelve volumes. Octavo. The Historians Of Greece. Translated from ancient Greek by Benjamin Jowett, illustrated to frontispiece and title tissue guard. Bound in three quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Leather bound. One volume. Octavo. First edition. American Yachts Their Clubs And Races, by Jerrold Kelley. Illustrated with outline drawings of on water-color sketches by Frederic Cozzens. Bound in three quarter black morocco, marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marled endpaper.
Washington DC: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1905. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Thick octavo. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Definitive Edition containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, Parliamentary Manual, Official Papers, and Other Writings, Official and Private now Collected and Published in Thier Entirety for the First Time.Including all of the original manuscript, deposited in the Department of State and published in 1853 by order of the Joint Committee of Congress, with numerous illustrations and a comprehensive analytical index. Andrew A. Lipscomb, Chairman Board of Governors Editor -in- Chief, Elbert Ellery Bergh Managing Editor.Issued under the auspices of The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of the United States.Illustrated with portrait, maps, facsimile letters and documents and notable landmark places. Twenty volumes combined into ten, bound in three quarter blue calf (spine faded even brown) marbled boards, gilt title and decorations to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A very rare and handsome set in leather binding.
London: Leadenhall Press, 1891. Full leather. One volume. Large folio. Cosway Binding. Exquisitely bound in full dark olive levant morocco by Riviere and Sons with an overall pattern of ivy leaves and stems extending over the covers in gilt, with eight large rectangular insert Cosway Miniatures of the Street Cries by C.B. Currie, four on each covers, each insert behind glass, spine in seven compartments also tooled with the ivy leaf motif, lettered in the second and fourth, boards dentelles, the rear with Miss Currie's stamp at lower center, red morie silk doublures and endsheets, top edge gilt; the whole housed in a scralet morocco pull - off case by Riviere. Illustrated throughout. The miniatures are identified by a calligraphic guide sheet, also taken from the Cries of London. They include "Primoses"; Fresh-Shelled Peas", "Chairs to Mend", "Milk Maids", on the front cover. The rear bears "Mackerel", "Sweet China Oranges", "Scissors to Grind", "Carrots and Turnips". Each measure 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches. Miss. Currie was Caroline Billin Currie, a rather enigmatic figure about whom very little is known biographically. This is an early, unumbered example of her work, which extends from 1912 to about 1940. Not only an extraordinarily impressive binding, this work is also a delightful item relating to London Street Cries, a genre in its own right.
London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Cmpany, 1897. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson The Embodiment Of The Sea Power Of Great Britain, containing particular account of his victories by sed and land voyages. Nineteen full page portraits and twenty-one maps and diagram plans.Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, top edge gilt , spine gilt decorations of ship anchor, and sail ship between raised banding, gilt title, decorative endpaper.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited and chronologically arranged on thr basis of the standard text with certain additional material and with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson. Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn. The Book Lover's Eldorado Edition is limited to ten hundred and fifty sets and which this is number 588. Bound in full dark brown morocco, git floral decorations to covers and spine, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, leather turn-ins, green silk doublures.
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Twenty-two. volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Willam Prescott. The Montezuma Edition is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 457, illustrated frontispiece with title tissue guard. Bound in three quarter green morocco between marbled boards. spine gilt motif of crown, shield, and the rampant lion, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: John Murray, 1841. Full leather. Three volumes. Octavo. The Ecclesiastical History of The Popes of Rome (History of Popes) During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by Leopold Ranke. Translated from the German by Sarah Austen, Second Edition.Bound in full blue calf, gilt motif cover and spine, raised bands, title, all edges marbled and endpapers.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Thick octavo. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt the Memorial Edition. Prepared under the auspices of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and Herman Hagedorn editor. This edition is printed on watermark rags paper which has Roosevelt initial embedded and limited to one thousand and fifty copies which this is number 483. Volume one of limitation page signed in black ink Edith Kermit Roosevelt. illustrated frontispiece to each volume.Bound by the publisher Charles Scribner's Son in a deluxe and rare leather binding in full tan crushed morocco, delicate blind tooling to spine of the U.S. great seal emblem, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, mosaic blind tooling to covers with foliage and double and quadruple rule line.
London: Privately Published, 1922. Full leather. Five volumes. Octavo. The Heptameron of the Tales of Margaret, Queen of Navarre. Translated into English from authentic text from Le Roux De Lincy, with essay upon the Heptameron by George Saintsbury. Seventy-three full-page engravings and one hundred and fifty head and tail pieces. Privately printed for the Navarre Society Limited. Handsomely bound in full red morocco, radiant green inlaid heraldic frame with looping tendrils enclosing gilt floral centerpiece decoration to covers, triple gilt rule lines to corners, spine in six compartments with gilt decorations between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Octavo. The Sangamon Edition. Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg, title include The Prairie Years, The War Years. Illustrated throughout, bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt decorations to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
Edinburgh: Cadell and Company, 1829. Full leather. Seventy-four volumes. Small Octavo. The Writings of Sir. Walter Scott the Waverley Novels. ALL FIRST EDITION.Bound by Morrell Binder in full tan morocco covers and spine gilt decorations, red and black title labels, all edges gilt, leather turn-ins.
London: Virtue and Company Limited. Full leather. Two volumes. Large quarto. The Plays of William Shakspere, the Imperial Edition, edited by Charles Knight, with illustrations on steel from pictures by C.W Cope, W.P. Frith, C.R. Leslie, D. Maclise, E.M. Ward, C. Clint, H.S. Marks W.Q. Orchardson, and others.Bound in full red morocco, heavy gilt decorations of theatrical motif, to covers and spine, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Full leather. Twenty-four Volumes. Thick octavo. Ruisdael Edition. The Novels And Other Writings Of Lyof N. Tolstoï. This edition is limited to one hundred and fifty copies printed on Ruisdael paper which this is copy 62. Portrait and other illustrations in two states to frontispiece with tissue guard. Title include War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Long Exile, What is Art, What is Religion, Resurrection, The Invaders, Childhood Boyhood Youth, The Death of Ivan Ilvitch, etc. Bound elaborately in full crushed maroon morocco, covers densely gilt decorations wide swirling frame featuring flowers and broad-leaf plants with curling leafy vines quadruple gilt line to corners, top edge gilt, raised bands, gilt titles, spine gilt in compartments of acanthus leaves and stems motif, inner cover gilt rule and a central green and maroon morocco, moiré green silk endleaves. A beautiful collected novel of Tolstoï with a intricate and stunning binding.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1907. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. Women In All Ages And In All Countries, Greek Women, Roman Woman, Early Christianity Women, Oriental Women, Mediveal France Women, Romance of Women in Countries, Women of Modern France, Women of the Teutons Nations, Women of England, Women of America. This edition is printed on Japan vellum paper is limited to one thousand numbered and registered sets of which this is number 627, colored frontispiece and other illustrations through-out set.Bound in full kelly green crushed morocco, boards gilt decorations of scrolling fluerons to corners, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner boards central red and green morocco with double gilt ruled line, red silk doublures. A fine and beautiful set.
London: The Navarre Society Limited, 1925. Leather_bound. One volume. Octavo. The Complete Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major, with eight original etchings by Damman and seventy-four wood engravings, illustrated portrait frontispiece. Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter green mororro between cloth boards, spine gilt motif of fish tackle and bait, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Quartos. The Complete Angler, or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of river, fishing-ponds fish and fishing written by Izaak Walton and instruction how to angle for trout or grayling in a clear stream by Charles Cotton, with original memoirs andnotes by Sir. Harris Nicolas. portrait illustrations and others.Bound in three quarter red morocco between marbled boards, top edge gilt, spine gilt title and decorations, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1948. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Second World War, by Winston Churchill. Titles include The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing The Ring, Triumph and Tragedy. Bound in three quarter red morocco between cloth boards, spine gilt decorations of lion and crown motif, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative marbled endppaper. Winston.